Sawa Solution: Making Pineapple Jam
Do you have a green thumb? If you do you’re in luck, and if not, our Sawa Spark Eddie Mukiibi will teach you everything you need to know to get your garden started! Eddie knows that gardening is a great way to earn an income, so he began teaching youth simple agriculture skills so that they could grow food to earn a living. His solution has impacted 63 schools already, reaching 1,200 school children across Uganda.
Two of these beneficiaries are Rogers Sserunjogi and Jennifer Nabatanzi, who learned how to garden from Eddie’s program Developing Innovation in Schools Cultivation and Community Gardening. The program also teaches youth how to add value to the fruit they grow by learning how to make other products out of it. For example, by making and selling pineapple jam Jennifer, a single mother, has been able to pay for her children’s medicine and school fees and has even started saving to buy a piece of land in the future. This is a huge step away from the extreme poverty that she and her family were living in before.
Learn how to make your own pineapple jam by watching this video: http://vimeo.com/76954717